This is a 1969 International short school bus that was converted into the Old School B&B in British Columbia, Canada. It’s built with materials that were salvaged locally and it’s decorated with fun thrifted vintage items to bring us back to the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
The bus has a roof built above it to protect it from the weather and to cover the outdoor bathroom/outhouse as well as the porch area.
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This School Bus Tiny House Has a Roof Built Over It!
The interior space is 19′ feet long from front to back, 7.5′ wide, and 5’10” high in the middle.
It’s heated with a small Dickinson marine propane fireplace which is perfectly placed in the center of the bus to maximize heat distribution and to add a cozy ambiance. The bus walls and ceiling are insulated with rigid foam and the owner plans to add spray foam on the underside of the bus because the floors do get chilly in the colder months.
The driver’s seat area was converted into an indoor shower with salvaged granite tile and a window to let steam escape. The shower curtain has magnets along the side to keep it tightly closed so that no water leaks out.
The kitschy kitchenette is on the driver’s side of the bus. It has a long kitchen counter with a sink, a painted bar fridge, a 2-burner propane stove (with a hood fan!), and lots of storage space under the counter for dishes. Most of the visible windows are operable which allows for lots of natural air flow!
The passenger side of the bus has a copper penny desk and stool for working and crafting, and there’s also a dresser beneath it for linen and clothing storage.
The wheel wells were turned into two storage benches for lounging, eating meals, or playing board games and the rectangle cutout under the bed is actually a hidden folding table that can be set up between the benches.
A raised queen-size bed at the back creates loads of storage space beneath it, and it also saves floor space because it’s oriented side-to-side rather than front-to-back.
They built a bathroom/outhouse next to the bus with an Envirolet composting toilet and running water.
There’s a covered porch on one side of the bus and a firepit area on the other, which provides lots of outdoor living space as well.
The owner is a landscaper and she created beautiful whimsical gardens all around the bus with driftwood, planters, and lots of fun secondhand objects hidden throughout. Check out the Exploring Alternatives video below for a full tour!
VIDEO: One of a Kind School Bus Tiny House Conversion Built with Salvaged Materials
- Retro Skoolie Tour on Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel
- Old School B&B on Instagram
- Old School B&B on Airbnb
Our big thanks to Danielle at Exploring Alternatives for sharing!🙏
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